Auburn football: 10 Tigers tabbed; ready for next edition of Tigers vs. Sooners?
Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Today, we discuss the 10 players who could earn conference honors this season and yet another Auburn-Oklahoma softball matchup.
Possible top 10 Tigers
With the season still months away, Auburn fans have a pretty good idea who some of the stars will be this fall.
Some stood out on A-Day like Jarrett Stidham, who earned offensive MVP honors in his first-ever outing in Jordan-Hare.
Others, including running back Kamryn Pettway, were limited during the spring game. Fellow rusher Kerryon Johnson suffered a minor ankle injury.
But the possible standouts are apparent to more than just fans familiar with the roster.
Athlon Sports recognized 10 Tigers on its projected All-SEC teams in 2017:
1️⃣0️⃣ Tigers named to 2017 Preseason All-SEC teams by @AthlonSports.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) May 25, 2017
- Jarrett Stidham
- Kamryn Pettway
- Nate Craig-Myers
- Braden Smith
- Austin Golson
- Marlon Davidson
- Tre Williams
- Carlton Davis
- Tray Matthews
- Daniel Carlson
- SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson says nothing can take the smile off the face of lifelong Tiger fan and incoming defensive lineman Alec Jackson.
- AL.com says Auburn football is looking for ‘special talent’ Eli Stove to take the next step at receiver this season.
- Bleacher Report puts former Tiger Cam Newton on its recent list of most iconic college football players.
- College and Magnolia reflected on some of the joy running back Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams brought to Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Happening on the Plains
First thing’s first. Let’s start with a Friday flashback. Remember this moment from last season?
#TBT to THE catch of the 2016 WCWS!
— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) May 25, 2017
Of course you do. Now for the most important part about Auburn and Oklahoma: They start their Super Regional series this afternoon at Jane B. Moore Field.
Today’s matchup has the potential to be a pitcher’s duel, but also has power written all over it. So whether you’re watching from the extra bleachers that have been added or on television, you don’t want to miss these postseason games.
Baseball stumbles in Hoover
Auburn baseball was eliminated from the SEC Tournament in Hoover on Thursday evening.
The Tigers’ second straight loss this time came against Arkansas, who dominated early and finished with the first no-hitter in conference tournament history.
FINAL: Auburn falls to Arkansas 12-0
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) May 26, 2017
Now Butch Thompson’s team will await its postseason fate. The 2017 NCAA Division I baseball championship selection show is scheduled for Monday May 29 (12 p.m. ET) and will air on ESPNU.
Speeding to Eugene
Senior Veronica Eder didn’t waste any time trying to get to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The Auburn distance runner finished second in the women’s 10,000 meters on Thursday, becoming the Tigers’ first female runner to advance to the NCAA Championships since 1997.
— Auburn Track & Field (@AuburnTFXC) May 26, 2017
Think you’re quick? Try running 10,000 meters in 33:38.13.
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